India: Reporting Grief – Insensitively

Does the media have the right to publish everything they capture on their camera? The death of the abducted engineer in Afghanistan plunged his family into grief. Pictures of his family coping with their grief were flashed on various news channels. War for News reports “There's a peculiar elitism that shrouds television journalists. They imagine, sometimes correctly but not always, that print journalists cannot ever appreciate the value of pictures. This is not about censorship, nor is it the least about self-regulation.”

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